THE National Geographic Explorer ship opened the cruise season in Motril on Monday (April 6).
The spectacular ship is a newly built craft with a fuselage designed to sail across polar areas.
The Explorer has 26 kayaks and inflatable boats, as well as 14 zodiacs to disembark passengers. They have the opportunity to travel with specialised divers, professional nature photographers from the National Geographic Society, naturalists and other experts.
“This is the sixth time that the National Geographic has docked at Motril port, which goes to show that its infrastructure as the well as the town’s history and gastronomy are a great attraction for these kinds of ships,” said head of the Port Authorities, Francisco Alvarez de la Chica.
The boat arrived at 8am from Cadiz and left to continue its route at around 7pm, on an itinerary known as ‘The Legacy of the Al-Andalus People.’
On board, there were 98 members of staff and 147 passengers, whose trip cost between €8,000 and €15,000 per cabin.